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BridgeWhiz Hosts Mid-Term Youth Tournament

BridgeWhiz, the ACBL Educational Foundation program aimed at teaching young players the game of brdige, hosted an online tournament on March 19, 2022. The participants included 16 students from the fall BridgeWhiz tournament and 22 kids from the win­ter tournament. 

TUploaded Image: /vs-uploads/blog-news/Student-Computer-1200w.jpghe top scorers from the event: 


It was a tie!
In a tie for first place with 67% were Patrick Guo of Calgary, AB, and sib­lings Noah Kelly and Ryden Kelly, also of Calgary. Coach Margi Redden mentors both pairs. Patrick's parents, Frank Guo and Yurong Cheng, are both ACBL members.

In second place with 55% were Hazel Fredrickson of Ann Arbor, MI, and Maya Francis of Green Belt, MD. Both are coached by Beth Carlson. 


In first place with 59% were Tiger Yan of Niagara Falls, ON, (coach Doug Jordan) and Agatha Pape of Tacoma, WA, (coach JohnEbden). 

Tied for second place at 55% were partners Wyatt Hopkins and Carson Hopkins of Upper Marlboro, MD, (coach Margi Redden) and partners Travis Kui of Brooklyn, NY, (coaches Eric Siegel and Jane Lamont) and Seneca Newman-Polk of Groton, MA, (coach Margi Redden). 

Seneca's grandmother, Bonnie Polk, is anACBL member and was the impe­tus behind her taking the course. 

We noted, once again, how instru­mental ACBL parents and grandpar­ents have been in recruiting Bridge­Whiz kids for paticipation in our sessions. We suspect you'll see these kids playing on campuses and in ACBL clubs sooner than you think. They are the face of bridge games yet to come. 

Please consider a gift to the ACBL Educational Foundation. In return, you'll have a bigger stake in the future of the game.

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